Greipel has the goods in Goolwa

Big German reinforces overall ahead of penultimate stage

 After a tough day in Stirling on Thursday, the sprinters were back on top in Goolwa as André Greipel (HTC-Columbia) ensured the fast men would remain atop the standings with victory in stage four of the Tour Down Under. The victory extended Greipel’s general classification lead by six seconds, while a second place finish by Robbie McEwen (Team Katusha) put the Australian in the same position overall.

Greipel’s third victory of 2010 came at the end of a windy day that took riders south of Adelaide and forced them to contend with cross and headwinds, which meant any breakaways never stood a chance. From Greipel’s point of view a lead-out from Matthew Goss, the newest addition to the team’s lead-out train, meant his rivals never stood a chance.

"Matthew Goss. If you have riders like him then no one can pass us," said Greipel. "We deserve the win because we always ride from the front."

A long, flat sprint to finish the 149.5 kilometre stage was made all the more tricky by weather conditions. Riders were challenged by a stiff 15 knot crosswind on the run to the finish line.

"The sprint was tough, especially the last five or six kilometres coming in," said McEwen. "We got a big crosswind from the right which put us in the left gutter. It just blew the bunch to pieces."

Alejandro Valverde’s (Caisse d’Epargne) general classification hopes were one thing severely dented by the wind. The Spanish rider was blown from fourth overall down to 26th, with the 17 seconds lost on today’s stage plus Greipel’s time bonus putting him 41 seconds behind.

RadioShack was again prominent in the day’s sprint, but the team is still chasing a much needed victory. The team is making its debut in the Australian ProTour race, with its sponsor’s entire executive committee here to watch, but McEwen believes its key sprinter failed to pounce at the right time.

"I was well placed coming into the sprint on the wheel of Gert Steegmans," said McEwen. "I come across the line second but couldn’t catch Greipel, I gave him a bit too much head start coming from third. I was hoping Steegmans would just hit out early because he’s so strong but he waited and waited, I think he out-waited himself."

Graeme Brown (Rabobank) launched an aggressive sprint early but was unable to match Greipel’s raw strength. Over the closing metres the compact McEwen also snuck ahead of his compatriot, leaving Brown in third place.

With wind gusting up to 25 knots at various points throughout the race, for many it was a battle of survival just to stay on the road. As HTC-Columbia had set such a high pace at the front International Cycling Union (UCI) World Road Champion Cadel Evans was just glad to finish safely.

"I’ve never seen it so windy here in South Australia, or just about any race actually; really when the winds are like that and you have a couple of strong classics teams get on the front it just causes chaos behind," he said. "It’s actually very dangerous, just because the wind is so strong.

"Not so much because there’s a possibility that the peloton is going to split, but you can just get blown off the road or someone can get blown on top of you when they’re just trying to do the right thing," he added. "It’s pretty dangerous like that so I’m just happy to get through it in the same time. It was very … very stressful."

Blown away for a day

Rain sprinkled on the start line in Norwood as a larger storm brewed amongst media ranks over whether you-see-eye President Pat McQuaid was willing to talk to you or not. The sprinkling continued as the day’s obligatory break made its way off the front, with a group attacking up Gorge Rd and into the day's King of the Mountain on Fox Creek Rd.

David Kemp (UniSA), Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Thomas Frei (BMC Racing), Stef Clement (Rabobank), Thomas Rohregger (Milram) and Anthony Ravard (AG2R-La Mondiale) were joined by Jonathan Castroviejo (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and spent most of the day dealing with the strong winds, which benefited the big teams with firepower.

Rohregger was first to reach the KOM summit to further extend his lead in the classification over Kemp, who crossed in second place. Ravard won the day’s first sprint from Kemp and Rohregger as the leader’s margin grew to a maximum of 3:15 minutes.

The margin had started to shrink significantly as Rohregger won the second sprint in Milang over Kemp and Frei. Inside 30 kilometres remaining the break group had shrunk to just Kemp, Clement and Castroviejo with a lead of just 1:30 minutes.

Clement tried his luck with a solo move but the trio were all caught. Then, with 15 kilometres remaining, Lance Armstrong and Tomas Vaitkus surprised everyone – themselves included – by accidentally attacking the peloton. Vaitkus was driving the peloton but the pair didn’t realise they were going so hard they’d separated from the group.

Vaitkus and Armstrong hoped the RadioShack squad or a small group of riders would be on their wheel, giving it a lasting chance. However the pair were stranded out front alone and ultimately brought back into the fold. "I felt [like it was] a dip, I don’t know if Tomas felt any dip, but that was as hard as I could go," said Armstrong. "It was a good effort but maybe not the best outcome."

With the likes of Bert Grabsch, Hayden Rouslton and Marcel Sieburg patrolling the head of the peloton for HTC-Columbia, Allan Peiper's men were always going to be favourites for the stage win. So it proved to be as Greipel took advantage of the work done throughout the stage and threw himself into the finale for his third win of this year's race.

 

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andre Greipel (Ger) HTC-Columbia3:30:29 
2Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katyusha  
3Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
4Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack  
5Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon Servetto  
6Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions  
7Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
8Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Columbia  
9Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram  
10Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux  
11Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
12George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
13Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Sky  
14Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions  
15Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
16Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
17Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo  
18Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
19Jose Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
20Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
21Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
22Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
23Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
24Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
25Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
26Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
27Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
28Russell Downing (GBr) Team Sky  
29Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram  
30René Mandri (Est) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
31Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon Servetto  
32Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
33Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
34Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux  
35Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon Servetto  
36Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
37Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
38Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Columbia  
39Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
40Michael Rogers (Aus) HTC-Columbia  
41Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
42Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katyusha  
43Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
44David Vitoria (Swi) Footon Servetto  
45Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
46Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
47Michael Matthews (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
48Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana0:00:08 
49Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team RadioShack0:00:17 
50Lance Armstrong (USA) Team RadioShack  
51Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
52Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
53Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
54Cyril Dessel (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
55Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
56Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
57Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
58Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Columbia0:00:22 
59Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:32 
60Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
61Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katyusha  
62Stuart O'grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
63Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
64Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
65Mathew Hayman (Aus) Team Sky  
66Serguei Klimov (Rus) Katyusha  
67Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
68Marcel Sieberg (Ger) HTC-Columbia0:00:43 
69Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:50 
70Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
71Björn Schroder (Ger) Team Milram  
72Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram0:00:54 
73Peter Mcdonald (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
74Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
75Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
76Daryl Impey (RSA) Team RadioShack  
77Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana  
78Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katyusha  
79Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
80Gerben Lowik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
81Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:00:59 
82Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:02 
83Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon Servetto0:01:05 
84Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
85Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:01:14 
86Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:15 
87Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:17 
88Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
89Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
90Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
91Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:01:19 
92Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana0:01:24 
93Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katyusha  
94Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
95Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Transitions  
96Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
97Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step  
98Davide Vigano (Ita) Team Sky  
99Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
100Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
101Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
102Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
103Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
104Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack  
105Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
106Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana  
107Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
108Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Columbia  
109Juan Ripoll Horrach (Spa) Katyusha  
110David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon Servetto  
111Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Astana  
112Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
113Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
114Perget Mathieu (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
115Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack  
116Jose Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
117Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:01:44 
118Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
119Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
120Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:01:51 
121Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
122Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:53 
123Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
124Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon Servetto0:01:57 
125Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:52 
126Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:05:17 
127Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:06:32 
128David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:07:09 
129Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:23 
DNFWim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram  
Sprint 1 - Langhorne Creek
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale6 pts
2David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia4 
3Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram2 
Sprint 2 - Milang
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram6 pts
2David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia4 
3Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
Finish - Goolwa
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andre Greipel (Ger) HTC-Columbia8 pts
2Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katyusha6 
3Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank4 
KOM - Fox Creek Rd
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram16 pts
2David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia12 
3Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank8 
4Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale6 
5Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1HTC-Columbia10:31:27 
2BMC Racing Team  
3Quick Step  
4Milram  
5Caisse d'Epargne  
6Footon-Servetto-Fuji  
7Team Sky  
8Rabobank  
9Ag2R La Mondiale  
10Liquigas Doimo0:00:17 
11Garmin - Transitions0:00:32 
12Team Katusha  
13Team Saxo Bank  
14Team RadioShack0:00:34 
15Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:49 
16Francaise Des Jeux0:00:54 
17UniSA - Australia  
18Astana0:00:58 
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:41 
General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andre Greipel (Ger) HTC-Columbia13:23:57 
2Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katyusha0:00:20 
3Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Sky0:00:24 
4Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack  
5Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank0:00:26 
6Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
7Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
8Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana0:00:29 
9Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions0:00:30 
10Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
11Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram  
12René Mandri (Est) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
13George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
14Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katyusha  
15Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
16Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
17Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
18Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
19Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions  
20Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
21Michael Rogers (Aus) HTC-Columbia  
22Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana0:00:38 
23Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon Servetto0:00:39 
24Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon Servetto  
25Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux  
26Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:41 
27Jose Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:46 
28Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
29Lance Armstrong (USA) Team RadioShack0:00:47 
30Mathew Hayman (Aus) Team Sky0:01:02 
31Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
32Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Columbia  
33Serguei Klimov (Rus) Katyusha0:01:11 
34Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:19 
35Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram0:01:20 
36Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:22 
37Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:24 
38Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
39Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:01:30 
40Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katyusha  
41Peter Mcdonald (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:01:31 
42Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:33 
43Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:41 
44Daryl Impey (RSA) Team RadioShack0:01:49 
45Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:54 
46Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Columbia0:01:55 
47Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
48Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:01:58 
49Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:20 
50Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:22 
51Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:02:25 
52Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team RadioShack0:02:45 
53Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Transitions0:02:46 
54Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:02:49 
55Stuart O'grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:02:54 
56Davide Vigano (Ita) Team Sky0:02:56 
57Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Astana0:02:57 
58Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana0:03:02 
59Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:10 
60Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack  
61Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:03:12 
62Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:03:15 
63Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:17 
64Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana0:03:32 
65Juan Ripoll Horrach (Spa) Katyusha  
66Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:36 
67Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:43 
68Marcel Sieberg (Ger) HTC-Columbia0:03:45 
69Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:03:53 
70Michael Matthews (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:03:56 
71Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:02 
72Perget Mathieu (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:42 
73Cyril Dessel (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:04:59 
74Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:05:04 
75Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:24 
76Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:06:23 
77Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:07:01 
78Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:07:19 
79Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:07:23 
80Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:08:40 
81Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon Servetto0:08:50 
82Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Columbia0:09:10 
83David Vitoria (Swi) Footon Servetto0:09:27 
84Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:09:29 
85Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:41 
86Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:09:44 
87Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:09:59 
88Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
89Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:11:10 
90Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:11:20 
91Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:11:25 
92Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:11:32 
93Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:11:41 
94Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katyusha0:11:54 
95Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:11:58 
96Gerben Lowik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:12:15 
97Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:12:30 
98Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:13:03 
99Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux0:13:26 
100Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon Servetto0:13:31 
101Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:13:59 
102Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:14:02 
103Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:07 
104Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:15:45 
105Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Columbia0:15:50 
106Russell Downing (GBr) Team Sky0:16:03 
107Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:16:27 
108Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katyusha0:17:14 
109Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:17:16 
110Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram0:18:52 
111Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack0:19:03 
112Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:19:14 
113Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:19:37 
114Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
115David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon Servetto0:19:54 
116Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:20:02 
117Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon Servetto0:20:25 
118Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:20:33 
119Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step0:20:42 
120Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
121Jose Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:21:11 
122Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:21:22 
123Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:49 
124Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo0:22:35 
125Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:22:56 
126Björn Schroder (Ger) Team Milram0:23:24 
127Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:25:21 
128David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:26:08 
129Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:30:04 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andre Greipel (Ger) HTC-Columbia24 pts
2David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia16 
3Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team12 
4Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 
5Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katyusha10 
6Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram8 
7Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale8 
8Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon Servetto8 
9Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
10Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale6 
11Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team6 
12Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Sky6 
13Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack6 
14Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne6 
15Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank4 
16Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
17Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 
18Peter Mcdonald (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia4 
19Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia4 
20Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
21Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia4 
22Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana2 
23Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
24Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions2 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram42 pts
2David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia28 
3Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia22 
4Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo14 
5Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram12 
6Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale12 
7Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 
8Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana8 
9Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
10Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank8 
11Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
12Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale6 
13Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ag2R La Mondiale40:13:21 
2BMC Racing Team  
3Milram  
4Team Sky  
5Caisse d'Epargne0:00:16 
6Footon-Servetto-Fuji0:00:17 
7HTC-Columbia0:00:23 
8Garmin - Transitions0:00:32 
9Team Katusha  
10Astana0:00:58 
11Team RadioShack0:00:59 
12Liquigas Doimo0:01:11 
13Rabobank0:01:26 
14Francaise Des Jeux0:01:40 
15Team Saxo Bank0:02:53 
16UniSA - Australia0:03:03 
17Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:39 
18Omega Pharma - Lotto0:09:48 
19Quick Step0:10:12 
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto13:24:23 
2Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:00:13 
3Jose Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:20 
4Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:53 
5Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:58 
6Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
7Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:07 
8Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:15 
9Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:28 
10Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:01:32 
11Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:56 
12Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Transitions0:02:20 
13Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:44 
14Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:02:49 
15Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:10 
16Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:17 
17Michael Matthews (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:03:30 
18Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:36 
19Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:58 
20Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:06:35 
21Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:06:53 
22Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:06:57 
23Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Columbia0:08:44 
24Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:09:18 
25Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:09:33 
26Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:10:54 
27Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:11:06 
28Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katyusha0:11:28 
29Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:11:32 
30Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:14:41 
31Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:15:19 
32Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:16:01 
33Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katyusha0:16:48 
34Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:16:50 
35David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon Servetto0:19:28 
36Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:19:36 
37Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:20:16 
38Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:23 
39Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo0:22:09 
40Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:24:55 
41Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:29:38 

 

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